PS I am not done, I decided. I googled one sentence in this text: "unique translucent alabaster windows known as gammariyas, which trace their origins back to the Sabaean rulers who built the skyscraper palace of Ghumdan 1,800 years ago..." And I found this in the New York Times: " the translucent alabaster windows known as gammariyas... This country has been famous for its unique architecture ever since Sabaean rulers built the skyscraper palace of Ghumdan 1,800 years ago..." Robert Worth of the New York Times can sue, I think.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Marc Ginsberg: all that he knows is from Wikipedia (and plagiarism????)
He would be on my list of people in the US media with least knowledge of the Middle East region. He is a favorite commentator on Middle East affairs at Fox News. You get the point. And he has an annoying smile, to boot. Look at this jumbled piece here: he assembled the first part from Wikipedia to show his knowledge of Yemeni history, and the second part is the reflection of his jumbled and confused mind. Note his analysis of the Yemeni conflict, and his identification of the exact identity of external support for the Huthi rebels. With people like Ginsberg, we can count on the preservation of public ignorance about the world in the US. And notice that he is trying to be grand in the title.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:09 AM